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Production year: 
June, 2011
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José Manuel de S. Lopes Born in Lisbon, Portugal. Universitary degree in Cinema. Cinema and audiovisual producer, winner of several international prizes. Cinema and audiovisual director. Chief editor for video and cinema in Portugal and France, winner of several international prizes. Founder and partner of the actors and fashion models agency Ekstra Casting. Founder and partner of the film production agency Filmes da Rua. Organizer of the retrospective of Algerian Cinema to Portuguese Cinematheque and Algerian Cinematheque. Teacher of cinema on the subjects of directing cinema, sound and editing. Menthor, founder and film commissioner of the Algarve Film Comission. Menthor,founder and progammer of the International Mediterranean Films Festival of Algarve. Director of: O Segredo Esquecido- documentary Balsa Memória Flutuante- documentary Imuhagh/tuareg-documentary Zé da Guiné, Crónica duma Africano em Lisboa-documentary O Jogo - short M'zab, A arquitetura igualitária-documentary

Film director: 
José Manuel de S. Lopes
José Manuel de S. Lopes
José Manuel de S. Lopes
José Manuel de S. Lopes
Film photographer: 
Eberhard Schedl, José Manuel de S. Lopes, Joana Paes
Clara Ferrão
Cast 1: 
Zé da Guiné
Cast 2: 
José Pinheiro
Cast 3: 
Pedro Ayres Magalhães
Cast 4: 
Pedro Cabrita Reis
Cast 5: 
Helder Vaz
Film synopsis: 
An African youngster, Zé da Guiné, arrives to Lisbon looking for an abundant city, a wonderful World, where all dreams can come true. By that time, in the mid-70s, the city is only abundant in its motion and words. There was no other richness, that richness of the cornucopia he was expecting. He tries to get used to this idea, which is facilitated by the size and movement of the city. He grasps the opportunity and does what he can do best, and which is taught by experience to every African: making the new with the old. He becomes acquainted and friend with all new currents’ protagonists, from arts to the media. He reinvents fashion and invents the night. It is the Brown, the Souk, the Rockhouse, the Noites Longas, the Bebop. Lisbon prevails the night, a colorful night, where all quadrants and all chapels meet and recognize each othr in the mythical Fridays of Noites Longas. Lisbon grows, proud of its people from so many places, and creeds. Before Zé da Guiné, nights were dark, cold and scary. A quarter of a century after, what remains of all this?
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $10 000
Actual Budget: 
$ 52.000
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Clara Ferrão
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